ST. GEORGE Utah (ABC 4 News) – Among the rows of vehicles standing at Epic Motors is a black Honda motorcycle.
“This has a bad negative energy to it,” says owner Tyler Satterfield.
Satterfield was called by St.George police to tow the motorcycle from the St. George airport. Through registration papers found on the bike, police learned it belonged to Brian Hedglin who was a Colorado murder suspect and on Tuesday attempted to steal a Skywest plane that was parked at the airport.
Hedglin who is an employee of Skywest and a licensed pilot crashed the plane into the parking lot and shot himself.
The 2012 Honda motorcycle was found abandoned near a fence on the southern edge of the airport.
“He didn’t drop it,” says Satterfield. “It was on its kickstand on the road. It was as if he was planning to come back to it.”
Satterfield towed the motorcycle to his yard in St. George.
“There were no weapons just some tools in the saddlebags,” he says. “It looks like he was living out of these saddlebags.”
He pulled out several socks and underwear, a first aid kit and hats.
He says it appeared that Hedglin bought the bike from a Colorado Springs bike shop.
“The tag was ripped off,” he says. “Maybe he thought he’d get picked up by a plate reader so he took the plates off on purpose.”
Among Hedglin’s possessions was a map of Utah and Colorado.
“It would have been nice to know what he was thinking,” Satterfield says. “(There were) no markings on the map.”
After Satterfield learned of the bike’s history he can’t believe it’s now sitting in his yard.
“It’s a surreal feeling to think this was someone who took how own life and possible killed somebody else.”